my porter that tastes super damned good only lacks a thickness, and not much of it. i brewed this for SWMBO, and she loves it. the only reason why she will pick up a black butte porter instead is due to the thin ness of my brew. it was extract with steeped grains too, so temps are not going to do much. i would ask first and foremost, what yeast did you use?
i used s-04, if i had used s-05 it would have been way thin. this beer started @ 1.057 and ended @ 1.019 which is perfect for what i wanted, sweet, not dry, yet it lacks mouthfeel i wanted. malto would have given it, as would flaked barley.
next time i brew this, i will use flaked, and malto. dont care if it's too thick as i do not drink it really. once a month or so.